WWJD with the money you spent on this billboard?

While shopping on Wednesday, I noticed this billboard. On my Facebook status yesterday, I wrote:

Despite what I read on a billboard yesterday, I personally don’t think Jesus misses us saying “Merry Christmas.” (Not that anyone I know stopped saying it.) Perhaps Jesus would want the money spent on that message put to better use?

I quickly added, “For I was hungry, and you did not feed me. I was at the mall, and you did not say, ‘Merry Christmas.'” Here are some of the responses I received:

I’m with you on that. I think that certain people feel best when they are in persecuted mode.

Are you sure Brent? Doesn’t “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani” translate as “Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, say it or perish” and those were his dying words.

For God so loved the mall, that He gave His only begotten Son…

I just wish Christians would stop spending so much time and money on this and just be and show the love of Christ to the world. That would likely end the debate.

I say Merry Christmas but I’m not offended if someone says Happy Holidays. A person dies every second as a direct or indirect result of malnutrition – 4000 every hour – 100 000 each day – 36 million each year – 58 % of all deaths. That’s what matters to me. I don’t care what we say. I care what we do.

I have long wondered if Jesus was really worried about the niceties spoken at Wal-mart.

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